Ceramicist pays it forward
Over the years, 62-year-old Meshack Masuku has mentored dozens of young people by offering them apprenticeships in his studio.
“My entire life was inspired by mentorship,” he said.
“I would not be where I am today if I was not mentored when I was young.”
A relative of the late Swazi King Sobhuza II, Masuku grew up in the rural Lubamba Royal Kraal tending cattle and helping his extended family.
“Our home was a community home, as a child’s life was not just about our family and our house was there to take care of others.
“A lot of people were taken in . . . we worked not just for ourselves, we also took care of others.”